#138 Internet of Things (IoT) with an ESP8266 (Thingspeak Live Demo)

Internet of Things (IoT) using an ESP8266 (Thingspeak Live Demo)
Upload data to The Cloud very easily using any ESP8266 board and my sketch.

Celebrate Arduino Day, Saturday 16th March 2019!

This description and further resources available in my GitHub:

I need to upload some data to the “The Cloud” as part of a project I’m working on, so I thought I’d share the way I’m sending the data using a secure (SSL) mechanism to protect from prying eyes (or worse).

It’s all very straightforward using an ESP8266 of some sort (even a tiny ESP8266-01 if you have just data to upload) and the change in data is reflected pretty much in real time.

There are graphs and widgets and you can even see all the data on your phone without doing a thing (OK, you have to install an app).

There’s a lot more I need to do with this project so stay tuned for further updates!

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ESP8266.h WiFi library (complete) on my GitHub
(just so you have the same version as used in the demo):
See https://github.com/Ralphbacon/IOT-ESP8266

Thingspeak IoT platform with analytics:

The Thingspeak library:

ESP8266 D1 Mini as shown in the video:

Interesting kit for the Wemos D1 Mini:

ESP8266 D1 mini OLED shield (small but good for simple messages etc):

WEMOS D1 ESP8266 (Arduino UNO sized) board (cheap but good, what I used in the video):

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